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Hope and Faith


There is nothing wrong with hope, nor faith. But I feel we have to keep doors open rather assume we are always right. The question of giving hope and faith reminded me of a parable I heard once. It’s about someone who was stuck in a flood. They prayed to God that they should be saved. So on the day of the flood, a guy in a boat comes along and asks the person if they need help. The person says no, they are waiting for God. Later a helicopter comes along and asks the person if they need help. The person says no, they are waiting for God. Eventually the water rises and the person drowns. The person asks God, why did you not save me; I prayed and prayed and prayed. God responds, I sent you the boat and you denied help. I sent you the helicopter and again you denied help. The point is we have to keep our hearts and minds open to  the things that may be right in front of us. I think the Truth hides in plain sight, but because we seek what we want to seek, and we sometimes think we already know, or others have nothing else to offer, we close ourselves off to the possibility that help is all around. Hope and faith can carry us a long way, BUT we must also realize that we must carry ourselves the rest of the way.

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